For a dynamic player comes dynamic performance footwear by Nike Tennis. In the upcoming 2011 Australian Open, Nike Tennis will equip Rafael "Rafa" Nadal, currently the #1 tennis player in the world, with the Nike Air Max Courtballistic 3.3. The most durable tennis sneakers made by Nike to date, the AM Courtballistic 3.3 comprise of a proprietary element called DragOn 2X, a dual-density TPU which provides protection, stability, and flexibility. The lighter density TPU covers the majority of the upper. And those areas where wears and tears occur will have denser TPU. Learned from its Nike Running counterparts, the AM Courtballistic 3.3 will have off set lacing in prevention of chaffing and a combination of Max Air unit at the heel plus a forefoot Lunarlon foam unit for optimize performance without the additional weight.
For his apparel at the first Grand Slam of the year, designers at Nike Tennis mimic both the intense heat of the Australian sky and the Rafa's fierce left handed playing style on the court. Jacquard mesh fabric, in the forms of looping flames, covers the back and side. The weight saving Nike Dri-FIT materials not only increase ventilation, but elaborate the competitiveness of the player. Last but least is Rafa's tennis shorts. Low-key to further accentuate the vibrant top, the shorts itself is a story of innovation. Its four-way stretch fabric is also some of Nike's quickest drying ones, while bonded seams once again provide durability and comfort.